Local Realtors Seek Input From Residents

At a planning meeting March 11 for the 29th annual Connecticut Realtors Association, Inc “Realtors at the Capitol” event, state representative Dan Carter asked that realtors this year bring to legislators concerns of local people surrounding not only housing issues, but other issues as well, said Newtown Board of Realtors president Kathy Suhoza of Coldwell Banker in Newtown.

Realtors at the Capitol is a day each year when realtors from all over Connecticut gather to discuss issues that affect the housing market. Guided by briefings from the Connecticut Realtors Association, realtors have an opportunity to present legislators with their views that affect the real estate business.  This year’s Realtors at the Capitol day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10.

Breakout sessions with state senators and representatives of each region allow time for buyers’ and sellers’ rights to be addressed, said Ms Suhoza. This year, Newtown realtors will meet with Senator John McKinney, as well as representatives Mitch Bolinsky, DebraLee Hovey, and Dan Carter, said Adele Unger, local chairperson for Realtors at the Capitol and a realtor with William Pitt/Sotheby in Newtown.

Among the many items on the agenda for 2013 that the realtors will address on April 10 are foreclosure processes, private transfer fees, and real estate conveyance taxes, Ms Unger said.

The realtors are pleased to be able to bring housing and other local concerns to the attention of the legislators next month, said the realtors. They encourage people to send questions they would like raised up, to newtownboardofrealtors@gmail.com, no later than April 1.

“The questions we receive that occur with the greatest frequency will be addressed publicly [on April 10],” Ms Unger said, “and the others will be hand delivered to legislators.”

“We want people to know we’re here for them,” added Ms Suhoza.

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